life is effort – and so is your happy {spring gardening}

“Life is effort, and I’ll stop when I die.” – Jerry Smith, Rick and Morty Anyone else watch Rick and Morty? I can’t get over how ridiculously absurd and hilarious (albeit often gross) the show is. If you aren’t familiar, it’s an animated series (for adults) following the adventures of a kid and his scientist grandfather as they […]

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5 ways to squeeze happy into the daily grind

Guys, I get it. Life is hard. It’s filled with duties and responsibilities and to be honest, often the daily monotony of going to work at a job that may not entirely excite you. But, you gotta pay the bills, and if you want to travel the world, eat good food, and buy that new […]

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find what makes you happy and do more of that

It’s funny – I think life has a way of making us forget what makes us happy and remember all too well what doesn’t. It’s easy to feel discouraged and down in the dumps and convince ourselves we’ve got to accept our current set of circumstances. But…what if we didn’t? I shared how I’ve been feeling […]

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happy weekend links

The past couple of months have felt a little unreal, haven’t they? Tensions are high, decisions are being made that feel outside of our control, and most everyone is in a general state of WTF. On Monday my anxiety was hitting me at an almost all time high, and I’m sure what’s going on in […]

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happy weekend links

It’s FRIDAY, and I don’t know about you, but this week has felt exceptionally long. We have a busy weekend planned and a Thanksgiving potluck on Monday before we fly back to Texas for the holiday. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and in the meantime, here’s what’s going on in my world and some […]

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work hard and be kind

After a rough week, I’m just popping in to share a simple reminder for the week ahead. I’ve been having fun experimenting with video content, including the use of stop motion. Obviously I have loads of progress to make, but nobody ever learned anything without practice, right? In other news, this rain spotted rose is living […]

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things that make me happy

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes me happy and actively adding more of those things into my life. I’m a serial list maker, so you bet I even made a list. Here are some things that never fail to add a little light into my day (sometimes literally), which is why I’m […]

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#100happydays

In an effort to bring myself out of the funk I’ve been finding myself in lately, I’ll be joining the 100 Happy Days challenge. You can find more info here, but all you do is take a photo a day of something that made you happy. It’s that simple, and I start today. I’ll be […]

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things that make me happy

I thought I would try to bring this series back. Here are some things that have been making me happy lately. 🙂 Cooking with brightly colored vegetables. Meals are so much better when they’re pretty, right? Perfect window light for indoor photos. We’re obsessed with natural light around here and keep the blinds open as […]

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things that make me happy

If gathering with friends and family and filling your stomach until it’s about to bust doesn’t make you happy, I don’t know what will! So besides Thanksgiving (which I’ll talk about later), here are some things that have made me happy this past week. Using our crock pot for the first time to make this […]

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